Looking forward to finally seeing Brazil kick off! Just hope they manage to live up to the hype! Incidentally - I always thought it was the defending champions who kicked off the tournament? When did it change to the host nation? Cos I'm pretty sure it was France who kicked off in 2002 vs Senegal, and the Brazilians kicked off in France '98 against Scotland? It's a bit weird having to wait 5 days to see the current champions.